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Space and Volume

Space and Volume

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will explore how artists depict space and volume in works of art.

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This tutorial explores how artists depict space and volume in two-dimensional works of art.


Image of Breakfast, Willem Claeszoon Heda, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Heda_ontbijt_met_krab.jpg; Image of Escaping Criticism, Pere Borrel del Caso, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Escaping_criticism-by_pere_borrel_del_caso.png; Image of the Soldier and His Wife, Daniel Hopfer, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Soldier_and_his_Wife.jpg; Image of the Hundred Guilder Print, Rembrandt van Rijn, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rembrandt_The_Hundred_Guilder_Print.jpg

Terms to Know
Cross- hatching

The use of lines that cross over, particularly in printmaking and drawing, to indicate shadow and depth.


The use of parallel straight lines, particularly in printmaking and drawing, to indicate shadow and depth.

Modeling (2- D)

The use of line and shadow to create the illusion of roundness and depth.

Negative space

The space between two objects.